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"Challenges and Solutions During Paramedic Endotracheal Intubation" - PCRF Journal Club

February 24, 2015

Sponsored by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) and facilitated by Fisdap, this monthly webinar series features discussions of recently published EMS research.

This month, we discussed two articles about airway management. The second article discussed was "The Process of Prehospital Airway Management: Challenges and Solutions During Paramedic Endotracheal Intubation," by Matthew E. Prekker, MD, MPH; Heemun Kwok, MD, MS; Jenny Shin, MPH; David Carlbom, MD; Andreas Grabinsky, MD; and Thomas D. Rea, MD, MPH (published June 2014 in Critical Care Medicine).

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Happy Birthday, Scheduler 2.0! February WebinarBy Ben Hejkal

February 19, 2015

It's been a year since we launched Scheduler 2.0--who can believe it? For this month's webinar, we hosted a little shindig in honor of Scheduler's first birthday. Learn about new features introduced in the year since Scheduler launched, including:

  • Expanded student settings
  • Bulk approve/deny shift requests
  • Month details view
  • Calendar subscriptions

The Changing Scope of Distance Education - An Interview with Darcy Hardy, PhD

February 17, 2015

This article originally appeared in the February edition of the CoAEMSP newsletter. Thanks to Jennifer Warwick at the CoAEMSP for allowing us to share it here!

'Distance education' is quickly becoming a misnomer, according to Dr. Darcy Hardy, who held a seminar with NASEMSO Board members and staff on the topic late last fall. CoAEMSP Executive Director Dr. George Hatch believes her insight and messages were critical enough to the future of EMS education that he recently arranged for a follow-up interview with Dr. Hardy.

"The term 'distance education' doesn't really fit what we do today," Dr. Hardy stated. With the advent of sophisticated technological advances, 'online learning', Dr. Hardy explained, may be a more accurate term to use. Today, online learning provides accessible education "anytime, anyplace, anywhere." This exciting breakthrough means quality education is now accessible geographically, time-wise, and location-wise (such as home, office or classroom). Technology has played a huge role in changing the scope of online learning, and now employs a variety of learning tools including podcasts, audio conferences, video conferences, and chat rooms, along with traditional print materials.


"Advanced Airway Management is Necessary in Prehospital Trauma Patients" - PCRF Journal Club

February 9, 2015

Sponsored by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) and facilitated by Fisdap, this monthly webinar series features discussions of recently published EMS research.

This month, we discussed two articles about airway management. The first article discussed was "Advanced Airway Management is Necessary in Prehospital Trauma Patients," by D. J. Lockey, B. Healey, K. Crewdson, G. Chalk, A. E. Weaver, and G. E. Davies (published December 23, 2014 in British Journal of Anaesthesia).

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The Fisdap office is closed Friday, February 6th.

February 4, 2015

The Fisdap office is closed today as we host the 2015 Research Summit. If you have a pressing support issue, please email us at support [at] fisdap [dot] net.

Happy Friday!


"Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Treated by BLS vs. ALS" - PCRF Journal Club

January 13, 2015

Sponsored by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) and facilitated by Fisdap, this monthly webinar series features discussions of recently published EMS research.

This month, we discussed "Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Treated by Basic vs Advanced Life Support," by Prachi Sanghavi, BS; Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD; Joseph P. Newhouse, PhD; Alan M. Zaslavsky, PhD. (Published online November 24, 2014 in JAMA Internal Medicine.)

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Mobile Data Entry : Getting Fisdap Done on the RunBy Logan Smestad

January 7, 2015

Fisdap Mobile siteTo all the students out there, this blog post is for you!  Not so long ago, I too, was once a paramedic student and, I’ll admit it, I HATED Fisdap data entry. I especially disliked doing it after the fact, when I was tired, irritable and all I really wanted was for my head to hit the pillow after a long shift.  But there is a way!

With the prevalence of smartphones, tablets and laptops, Fisdap data entry has become even easier even on shift.  One of the best tools I’ve found is the mobile Fisdap site. (Side note: Fisdap has an app that’s in beta for Android phones. You can’t enter your data in the app just yet, but that will be coming soon!) The mobile Fisdap site is a simple and easy to use platform that allows you to quickly enter in your calls on the go.  I found it especially useful after calls once we were at the hospital. 


Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2014

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house

Reports are done running, no clicks of the mouse

Fisdap Robot is relaxing baking Grandma Robot's recipe

Wishing happy holidays to all of our Fisdap family!


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